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Ontario overpays some parents for elementary school strike compensation

Ontario overpays some parents for elementary school strike compensation

All four major teachers' unions are engaged in job action, and elementary teachers were on a provincewide walkout Thursday as part of escalated strikes which are seeing them hit each board twice a week
Ontario Premier criticizes two U.S. Democrats during event in Washington

Ontario Premier criticizes two U.S. Democrats during event in Washington

Ford, who was participating in a fireside chat at the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, took shots at both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Bernie Sanders
Strong support for expanding access to medically assisted dying: poll

Strong support for expanding access to medically assisted dying: poll

The results of the Ipsos survey, conducted for Dying With Dignity Canada, come just as the federal government is preparing to amend the law to scrap its stipulation that only those who are already near death are entitled to receive medical help to end their lives
Research shows climate change silencing spots once buzzing with bees

Research shows climate change silencing spots once buzzing with bees

Bees have faced a series of threats for years
All teacher unions now striking after French educators announce plans for provincewide walkouts

All teacher unions now striking after French educators announce plans for provincewide walkouts

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) said it will begin holding provincewide walkouts once a week starting Thursday after contract talks with the government stalled
Top Ontario health official says coronavirus surveillance is widening

Top Ontario health official says coronavirus surveillance is widening

It has now been 14 days — the maximum incubation period for the virus — since some cities in China were essentially locked down, including the city of Wuhan where the outbreak originated
Second World War Veteran hoping to receive 100 cards in the mail for his birthday

Second World War Veteran hoping to receive 100 cards in the mail for his birthday

Fred Arsenault is turning 100 on March 6 and is hoping to get 100 cards sent to him in the mail for his birthday
Flight from Wuhan carrying 176 passengers lands at Canadian Forces Base Trenton

Flight from Wuhan carrying 176 passengers lands at Canadian Forces Base Trenton

The flight was chartered by the Canadian government and has brought 176 people from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus originated
Environmental groups critical of Ontario government forestry plan

Environmental groups critical of Ontario government forestry plan

The Ontario Forest Industries Association lauded the plan when it was first announced last year, describing it as a way to unleash the 'full potential' of the sector
Canadians urged to leave China now as first evacuation attempt hits snag

Canadians urged to leave China now as first evacuation attempt hits snag

Federal cabinet ministers issued the call for all Canadians on non-essential business to leave China on Wednesday as the government's first attempt at evacuating about 200 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan hit a snag due to bad weather